In a piece of great news for all those fitness-loving apple watch users, Apple watches coming with With iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2 allows its users to check on their fitness level.
According to the reports, users can review their fitness level in the health on the iPhone, and get a notification on their Apple Watch if it declines somewhere down to a miserable measure.
Apple watches with watchOS 7 uses different sensors, including the optical heart sensor, GPS and the accelerometer to measure the lower levels. According to Apple, this is a significant feature as a direct measurement of VO2 max typically requires a rigorous clinical test with specialized equipment that is not readily accessible to most people.
Notably, the Apple Watch already indicates the higher and average levels of VO2 max recorded during the intensive outdoor workouts like walking, running and others that a lot of athlete s make use of.
Cardiorespiratory fitness is measured by the VO2 max and is the maximum amount of oxygen the body can use during exercise. This can be improved by doing more physical activity. The better your VO2 Max levels are, the more fitter and active you are.
You can turn on the feature by heading over to the Health app in your iPhone and enabling the Cardio Fitness toggle. The VO2 Max tracking feature will be available for all Apple Watches from Series 3 onwards.
“Cardio fitness is increasingly recognised as a powerful predictor of overall health, and with today’s update to watchOS 7, we are making it even more accessible to more people,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.
“Using its advanced sensors, Apple Watch now brings estimation of low cardio fitness levels from clinics directly to a user’s wrist, so people have more insight into how they can improve their long-term health through daily activity”, he added.
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